Year 7 Admissions
Year 7 Admissions
We understand that choosing a secondary school for your child can be a difficult decision. At Hendon School we offer a full support package to ensure that transition is as smooth as possible.
Year 7 2020/ 21
Parents/Carers and their Year 6 children (although we welcome visits from those in Year 5 or younger too) are invited to attend our Prospective Parents Evening (PPE). The PPE for those starting year 7 in 2020 will be Wednesday 2nd October 2019 from 5.50pm - 8pm. PPE is an opportunity for you to see the school in action. There will be guided tours for parents and pupils and talks by the Headteacher at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available. Tours of the school in normal working hours will be available in the days following the open evening. Please make an appointment by telephoning the school 020 8202 9004.
The following week we offer a number of tours during the school day, on Tuesday 8th October and Thursday 10th October 9.15am prompt. However, if there is no tour advertised we are often able to organise bespoke tours. To arrange a place on the tour or visit please contact Ms Rose Menashe, our school receptionist on 020 8202 9004.
If you live in Barnet you will be able to apply for your child’s school place online www.barnet.gov.uk/school-admissions or by telephoning the Schools Admissions Team on 020 8359 2000. You will need to complete a Common Transfer Form; this form will take between 10-15 minutes to complete. Once completed you can submit it online, the final date for applications is usually 31st October, prior to year of admission.
You will be able to review the results of your application online on the evening of the 1st March.
All students who apply to Hendon School will be invited in for a CAT (Cognitive Ability Test) in December. In order to be offered a place at Hendon School, students must have completed this test as it is used for banding students as per our admissions policy.
Once places are offered on the 1st March new students and parents joining in September will able to use our dedicated transition email VIP@hendonschool.co.uk
Once you are offered a place at Hendon School we want to ensure that we work together and support each other to make sure that each student achieves their potential.
Year 7 2020/21
In May and June, our Year 7 transition team visit most primary schools to meet with the students and their Year 6 teachers. All students are invited for an interview with their parents in June. The interviews are conducted by the Senior Leadership Team and Transition staff. It is an opportunity to share information, complete essential paperwork; as well as go through uniform and expectations. For those students with additional needs we may arrange further visits to support the transition process.
For those students who are transferring from a school where there are only one or two students moving to Hendon School we invite these students to a VIP (Very Important Person) picnic, the day before transition day. The picnic will be on (date tbc), 10.30-12.30pm. It is an opportunity for the students to meet key staff, make friends and get a feel for the school before they attend the transition day. Parents/carers are also welcome to attend the picnic.
Transition day for those starting in September 2019, will be on (date tbc). During this day students will get to meet their form tutors and members of their form class. They take part in a range of activities and lessons culminating in a year group activity at the end of the day. This day is to give students an opportunity to experience what secondary school is like as well as helping to settle their nerves. We run a parents’ coffee morning on transition day, as we understand that it is not just the students who are nervous.